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THE DAILY CITIZEN.
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lated and widely read newspaper in Western
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Is In the intercut of oulilic inteirritv. honest
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TIU'KSDAY, OCTOHliK 3, 1889.
These concern us at present more im
mediately than partisan politics. Tlicst
our press may wisely postpone to the in
evitable excitements of future campaigns
touchim; only upon the principal topics
ol polities incidentally so as to keep pub
lie thought and sentiment in sound and
proicr channels. Industrial questions
more immediately concern our jicople
And these really arc the funiMnientai
questions involved in polities; for to flu
proKT and profitable conduct of these,
the attention of wise, statesmanlike poli
ties is directed Politics is so associated
in popular thought with iiersonality and
party, that men are apt to look no far
tiler, and dismiss the subject as only tin
means to certain not altogether laudnblt
ends. Legitimate polities takes deepei
and profounder views, wider and mort
cxpansiveresearch.nndcngngcs its liettet
thoughts in the consideration of those
objects upon which private prosperity
and public weal depend.
We are glad tosecthatoureontempora
riesin this State arc passing the time and
employing the lull in the political tur
moil in discussing and givinjj publicity to
all the present moves in industrial life
Among these are the progress arc manu
facturers, the development of mines, the
extension of railroads wc are sorry not
to be able to add, the improvements in
dirt roads anil the numerous enterprises
of new birth among a people hitherto
singularly regardless of the many iktu
liar advantages of soil, climate and pro
ductions they possess. This is the real
road to independence, the only right wax
to accumulate and grow rich out of la
bors w hich have so long enriched others,
and kept the noses of the laborious and
unwise producers continually at tin
grindstone. New lingland, because of its
indefatigable industry, its sagacity, its
ingenuity, its thrift, its economy, has
long been rich enough to have been tin
shatter of the commercial policy of the
government, the dictator in the money
, market, the regulator of supply, and
more nominating tuan all to us,
to laugh at our stupidity in consenting
without effort to throw otf the yoke, t
lie tlic humble hewer ol wood and
drawer of wood for the section grown
rich through our blind or listless lolly.
A change, however, is coming on. Wc
by no means, in achieving independence,
wish to achieve the independence of iso
lation. What we must aim at is the in
dependence of equality. Then we can
maintain some of our existing commer
cial relations, but on the basis of a more
equitable and honorable system of ex
changes. We may grow rich while not
impoverishing New h'ngland ; and doing
so, be more respected, both for oui
money and for our independence.
The first essential waking up must bi
in our agriculture, in the intelligence oi
the tanner, in the adoption of a wisci
system ot culture, in thegreaterincreased
products of the soil, and in the introduc
tion of new subjects of culture. We look
to the Alliance to bring aboul a needed
Among other subjects ot new cultiva
tion well adapted to a large portion ol
this State is jute. We thought its culti
vation had long ago been accepted as :i
success. We hnte seen it on exhibition
at Kaleigh in excellence not approached
by the toreign product; yet there it stop
ed ; and the cotton industry was threa
tened with paralysis because the jute
manufacturers took advantage of the
presumed helplessness of the planters,
and doubled the price. Hut their move
was the last hair that broke the camel's
back. The planters rose in indignant re
bellion; and until we raise our own jute,
which we can do, a domestic substitute
will desplacc it. The editor of the News
ibservcr has seen, and highly- approves
of the bagging made from cotton, and
says, "we think that it will answer the
purpose so well that the cotton planters
will see that hereafter it is generally
Here there is an important step to keep
our money at home. The cost of the im
ported jute amounts to many millions ol
dollars to us, and is a dead expense. The
cotton bagging, made at home, and out
of low priced grades, means all the jute
money saved, or spent at home.
The Wilmington Messenger commends
very heartily another textile plant, the
ramie. We have long known of this
plant, the material of a verv beautiful
fabric resembling silk, much used
China. The plant will thrive in Xorth
Carolina, the product being from 1500
to 2000 pounds ier acre. The great
draw back has been in the nbsei ee of an
efficient decorticating machine to separ
ntethe delicate filirefrom the bark. This
we learn has now lieen found ; and a Bos
ton firm offers five cents a pound for the
ramie in the rough. At that price it is a
profitable crop, for the cost of culture is
small, and the labor of preparing the crop
very light. Let the Alliance see that
this new field is entered upon.
Another amazing field of farm profit is
in the grajie. The conditions for lucra
tive culture and utilization are as fine here
as anywhere in theworld. This State may
become the wine producer of the whole
country, perhaps of Europe, in view of
the decay of the vineyards all over the
country. Here the grniie with the best
wine producing quality, is native, and
treatment, and some skill and care in the
manufacture of wine.
These are among the few topics we
might suggest hi connection with our
The Wilmington Messenger says that
the I'urcell house, closed since the new
ami elegant Orton was opened, is again
to invite patronage. It sounds strangely
to our ears that a city of 24,000 people
should have but one first-class hotel;
Kaleigh with 1,",(I00, has likewise only
one; ('ircensbiiro, with 6,000, has two,
and Charlotte with 12,000, likewise has
two. The Messenger believes in the opin
ion "that multiplicity of hotels is u good
criterion by which to judge of a city's
prosperity." We agree with the Mes
senger. The business may sometimes be
overdone. Hut when a city has the nat
ural attractions of winter climate, as
Wilmington has with its close proximity
to the 1'iulf Stream and semi-tropical air;
ind when it can also hold out attrac
tions to business investments and enter
prise, it ought to have hotels enough to
itch and hold numerous visitors, some
ii wnoni, Willi tune and pleasant sur
roundings, may become ernianent rcsi
lents. Kaleigh badly needs anothei
large hotel, Greensboro and Charlotte
both have profited by having more than
inegood one; and Ashevillc. with its four
r five within the city, nud'its numerous
:ine private boarding houses, has found
iidl reward for its wisdom.
The dispatch to Kuropean waters ot
the fine new steel cruisers is creditable
to the navy department, and a
louree of pride to the American
neople. The squadron consists ol
the Chicago, Atlanta, Huston and
Vorktown, not surpassed in their class
by the ships uf anv power in the world.
It must never be forgotten that it was
the Democratic party that lifted our
navy from its degradation, and that it
was Secretary Whitney who nut his
diouldcrs to the wheel; nor, in justice,
must it lie forgotten, that Secretary Tracy
isan apt and willing follower in the foot
steps ol his predecessor; and that through
their patriotic and intelligent work, the
-outitry will again take pride in its navy.
Millions of our people have never seen a
ship of war ; millions have never seen
wilt water, yet so much brilliancy was
thiown around our navy by the bravery
and skill of our otiiccrs and men, from
the daysof Paul Jonesin the Hon Homme
Kichard in the revolutionary war, the
splendid exploits in the Tripolitan war,
ami the ever tncnior.iblc splendors of the
exploits of 1M2-1, that the country,
even in the back woods, held the navy
in altectionate pride, did so hold it until
such administrators as Chandler. Robe
son and Thompson made it the occasion
'I shame, ruder the systems adopted
by Whitney and pursued by Tracy, their
pride w ill be rekindled.
It is rare that a private gentleman
makes a sensation byjpublic exhibition ot
Ins vocal powers. The public are apt to
distrust the man who sings ; they con
ceive that he can do nothing else; that
if ever there were any good in him it has
been expelled by the demon of vanity,
and fallen sacrifice to indiscriminate rl.it
tery;and ill the end. the good voice sur
vives only as companion of dissipation
or frirolus association. Capt Prank
Cunningham, of Richmond, furnishes a
splendid exception to what is unforlu
n.iuly loo much the rule. Like Moody
and Snnky, he devotes exceptionally tine
Dowers of voice to the service of religion,
lie is now in Kaleigh, singing in the dif
ferent churches in connection with spe
cial services. He sang on four different
occasions last Sunday, the News-Observer
says, in the Pirst Baptist church
in the morning, and Kdenton street
Methodist in the afternoon, and on each
md every occasion charmed crowded
congregations. This is glorious use of
exquisitely line powers.
The follow ing, which we take from ihe
N'cws-Obscrver, is well worthy ot consid I
eration. The lawyers will say that the j
frequent failures to convict on apparently
irrefragible proof is the fault of the juries, I
who disregard both facts and law. Thcj
people say the lawyers pick for their
clients just such jurors who are blind and
deaf both to facts and law. It that lie
the case there is nothing to be gained by
a change in the numlier of jurors. No
improvement over present practice will
be made until the requirement for una
nimity is withdrawn. The News-Observer
"Without question there is often a fail
ure ol justice because the jury system re
quires a unanimous verdict. We suggest
that the jury sliould be increased to fifteen
and that tlicvoiceot twelve jurorsshould
be received as the verdict.
"We believe that this is more rtnu,,ii.
able than requiring absolute unanimity.
inn mat it would work more satisfac
torily than the present system."
THE BIG STORE
Bostlc Bros. & Wright
Is now overflowing with the
largest ami prettiest stock of
Dry Hoods ever brought to
Henriettas, Cashmeres, Mo
hair Cloth, Jubilee Cloth
Turner (!oods, Velvets,
Worsted, Hiderdown in all
colors, Renfrew Dress (Jing
NOTIONS ! NOTIONS !
All sorts of Notions, includ
ing' Yankee , Notions, ami
some of the prettiest Notions
you ever Noted.
Some of the most Fascina
ting Never-Kail Fascinators
that ever Fascinated.
Hoods, Toboggans, and
Shawls in endless variety.
The prettiest line of Flan
nels you ever saw.
HIankets, (guilts and Coun
terpanes. -leans and Cassimeres.
dents' Furnishing (!oods
in abundance. We can fit. you
up in a nice Suit or Hat, in
any style you want.
We are Sole Agents for the
celebrated Morrow Shoes for
To arrive in a day or two I
a Hill line ot Ladies latest
styles Walking Jackets.
200 prs. Ladies'and Misses'
Shoes, made by Ziegler Bros..
Philadelphia, which we will
close out" at net cost.
In our Store you will find
the maximum of what yon
want and the minimum what
you don't want.
No. 11 N. Court Square.
BOOKS AND STATIONERY,
MeaU at all Hour. Electric
Cam Pams the Door.
I take pleasure in iinnuuncitiK the Oyster
Scaunn of 18Ky-'io Ims oiwmul, nml my Innur
experience in the lnmineHr. jutUifies me in
nmuring the public that I can please and cnt
Ufy all customer. I will nerve oysters in the
bent style, nml denlin only with reliable
houses, enn offer the finest bivalves on the
market. Try our
Or Pan Kont. Ronton Ray Stews a specialty,
tirent care will be taken with nil orders I
ae'l only the finest and freshest oysters that
can be hod. 1 receive shipments direct from
packers every afternoon. Charges reason
able. My restaurant is at ho supplied with
BIRDS, RAME, FRESH FISH, ETC.,
At all timet. Special attention given to Indy
customers. I'olite and attentive waiters.
Board by day. week or month with or with
out rooms. If you want the best the market
affords call on
K. STRAI N, Prop'r.,
South Main Street.
This beautiful summer resort is situated
immediately on the Murphy I i vision of the
W. N. C. R. R., hall way between Ashryillc
and Waynesvillr, among the most attractive
scenery in the mountains
The hotel is new and well furnished, large
and well ventilated. Telegraph and Post
Offices in the house.
Fresh mutton, mitk and butler supplied
from the premium,
Parties can leave Ashevillc in the morning
take dinner and return in theeveuiug.
Por terms and other information, apply tt
J. C. Suiathers,
CHAS. D. BLANTON & CO.,
MEN'S AND HOYS'
Our aim is to fill a long- felt want in the city of Ashevillc,
and wc will open about September 1, with the most com
plete line of Clothing for Men and Hoys ever shown in this
Our Mr. ( MAS. BLANTON goes to Northern and Kant
em markets with the ready cash which insures to the new
l'lOTt'RIiS AND I'KAMRS,
BLANK HOOKH, i:VI-.RVUKAK,
IMll.l.s. TOYS AMI GAMES.
WKSTKHN IH. C. 8CF.IHF.B,
WITH l'll'lTi;RAI'IIIC AMI HANI).
2 S. Main Street.
I U K m SIXKSS,
The New Hoods which the
"Kacket Si ore' has been
A big- lot in all linen.
Particulars next week.
(MX). T. JMXKK fc CO.
NBW IIOl'SR! NBWH FCRNISHKIl I
ALL MOHHRN IMI'RuVKMKNTS.
MRS. N. R. ATKINSON,
No. 211 Hnywood Street.
Jun23 ill v
A large, nlry house, 818 I'atton Avenue,
on street car line, (loud location Terms
reasonable. Good fare.
jul4d.ini MRS. J. L. SMATHKRS.
i FlNANCIAl UCCES
MRS. S. STEVENSON
Has removed to the Johnston Building. I'atS
ton avenue, corner ot Church street, where
she is prepared to keep regular or transient
boarders. Table furnished with the best the
marketaffbrds. Terms reasonable. mar31m6
Dr. I'arkerl'rays cream Van-Ola, Rosa
line, On;aliiie and Diamond nail po-vder
having now become the ladies' favorites,
at F. L.Jacob's drug store, these popular
manicure articles may always be found,
together with pocket emery board, or
ange wood sticks, nail scissors, files and
other such requisites. Also a complete
line ot drugs anil toilet articles, in addi
tion to the Hclie Soda Fountain from
which ice cold drinks are dispensed. Cor
ner Main street and I'atton avenue.
Pensacola wishes the South American
members of the international convention
to visit that port. That is natural. It
is the finest natural harbor on the Cull
coast, and closer than any to the open
sea, entirely land locked, with twenty.
lour teet of water on the bar, and deep
water inside. It should become the en
tripot lit least for all the commerce con
nected with the coasts of the Gulf and
the Cnribliean seas; and with extended
railroad systems, became the great
Southern port of the 1'nited States.
only requires some intelligent care in ifs 1 neys, liver and bowels.
flte Karl let. Delighted
The pleasant effect and the perfect snfetv
with which laxlies may use the liquid fruit
laxative, Syrup of Figs, under all condi
tions mnke it their favorite remedy. It
is pleasing to the eve and to the taste.
gentle, yet effectual in acting on the kid-
' n.v. livm anrl I u ... I
OI K STOCK OF j
81 LV F.K-I'LATEI) WAKE, !
KNIVES. FORKS, SPOONS, !
CASTERS, BITTERS, j
PICKLES, ETC. !
ARTHUR M. FIELD, i
Leading: Jeweler. i
THE GREATEST ATTRACTION !
Is that fine lot of KNGL1SH BKIIU.KS and
THREB-HORN CHAMOIS SBAT 8A1HII.KS j
J. 91. ALEXANDER'S
And the low prices at which he is selling all
goods in his line.
He has increased his force and intends to
meet the demand.
ROUND KNOB HOTEL
McDowell Co , N. C.
(Situated on the W. N. C. K. K. An hour's
ride from Ashevillc.)
Hirst class in every restect. Mineral waters
Lithia, Iron, Alum and Iron, Hed ami
White Sulphur anil Magnesia.
The most iieturesitie spot in Western
Parties leaving Ashevillc on the l.Hl.' p m.
train can have dinner on their arilvat by tel
egraphing from the depot.
Terms reasonable Special rates to fami
THE YOUTHS', BOYS' AND CHILDREN'S
Will i.Mvivc our speciiil Mttenr ion, find to tin's hp vvj
tlic psppcinl attention of Mothers, Sisters mid Aunts.
J. W. SCHAKTLE,
42 N. Main St.
FAMILY6R0CERIES AND PROVISIONS
Agent for Reenis Creek Woolen Mills.
North Main . Ashevillc, N. C
WM. R. PENNIMAN,
THE ASHEVILLE BRICK WORKS,
Asheville, N. C.
O. Box P.
A NEW ENTERPRISE.
The Hand Laundry will open on Monday.
at the foot of Mn. Wil.on's hill, under the
management of G. W. HiKKtns.
All work done neatly by hand.
I. Inseuluis Latham, of Greenville V
C, take pleasure in addine a word of
commendation of Mrs. loe Person's
Remedy. Mrs. Latham had the rl
sia very badly, and th u.ieof this Remedy
proved wonderful in its effects, and m(tr
using a few bottles her health vastly im
proved, j. Latham,
Supt. Pub. Inst. Pitt Co., N. C.
6ENERALC0NTRACT0R AND BUILDER
Moaaie Tile and Cement work a specialty
Orates, Ranirea and Boilers set.
Building moved and repaired in first class
8ewerafre. Drainage and traps for the same
thoroughly understood and promptly at
Office: Wolfe Building. Court House Square,
Ashevllle, N. C, maySOdly
JV) THB PI'BUIC.
The undersigned may he found in Shank's
new building, one door west of J. P. Wood
bury's stable, on Collega .treat. They are
prepared to manufacture carriagea, buggies,
wagoaa, and anything else in their line. Re
pairing and horse-shoeing are specialties.
They nave ascured the servtceaof Henry Pow
ell, and would be pleased to receive a liberal
share of patronage. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Jul3dom Bl'RNBTTB HOWARD.
00R GENTLEMEN'S FURNISHING GOODS
Will I ? replete with all ili. KovHlirs of the mmon in the;
way of Neekwem-.
OUR HAT DEPARTMENT
Will receive due attention, and in it can be found from the
conventional High Hat down to tlie Soft Knock-about.
We have already placed our order for a line of
MEN'S FINE SHOES
With one of tlie most popular makerw.
Our mode of business shall be- STRICTLY 0NK 1'itICE,
and all kcmmIh warranted as i-epi-esenttnl or money refunded.
Our owning will (ve announced in due time.
CHAS. D. BLANTON & CO.,
One Price Clothiers,
Pattern Avenue, - Asheville. N a